Banner Engineering has released a guide for anyone involved in selecting and setup of sensors. The iKnowô GUIDE TO SENSING is a 16-page brochure containing everything from definitions of sensing modes, complete with illustrated examples, to engineering gain curve and beam pattern diagrams on Banner's extensive knowledge base of photoelectric, laser, ultrasonic and vision sensing technologies. For a free download of the iKnow ô Guide to Sensing, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4386-511.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.